Over the last several months many students have been selected for international sporting fixtures:

Baradene College, Auckland: Stella Biggar, was selected to sail in a regatta in Noumea and came 4th. Abby Murphy and Ella O’Connell-Biddlecombe are representing NZ in U18 Futsal. Holly Leifting represented NZ in the China Cup International Regatta in which her team won every event.

Carmel College, Auckland: Nina Brown represented NZ in Synchronised Swimming in Singapore. Tayla Dalton represented NZ in the FIBA U16 Women’s Asia Championship in Bengaluru, India, and will go to the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup in Minsk, Belarus. Carmen Haybittle represented the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron in a racing regatta in Sydney.

De La Salle College, Auckland: Sean Hakeagatoa has been selected to represent NZ in Taekwon-do in Ireland.

Liston College, Auckland: Caleb Anderson and Logan Hales represented NZ in the IFAA Pacific Region Field Archery Championship.  Jeremy Majoe was selected to the KiwiCaps team to tour India. TJ Paea competed in the Oceania Athletics Championships winning a Gold and a Bronze Medal.

Marcellin College, Auckland: Andrew Tate won bronze at the GKR Karate World Cup Championship in Australia.  Noah Vilison-Heather attended the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas, representing the Cook Islands, and has now been awarded a swimming scholarship to attend the Thanyapura Sports Institute, Phuket.

St Dominic’s Catholic College, Henderson: Bianca Koper won a gold medal in Taekwon-do at the World Championships.

Rosmini College, Auckland: Oliver Houghton competed in Denmark in Stand-Up Paddle Boarding and is now ranked 9th in the world.  Ethan Dick represented NZ in the Trans-Tasman challenge, where his team won against Australia.

Sancta Maria College, Auckland: The following were selected to represent NZ: Roanne Apalisok U15 Badminton; Orla Edwards 16 and Under Indoor Netball; Clive Luna U15 Badminton: Emmanuel Tsang Ice Figure Skating; Tanya Murray Athletics; Eli Lesoa Baseball.

St Peter’s College, Auckland:  Jayden Kuijpers competed in Canada for the NZ U19 Road Cycling team in the Junior Men’s Nation Cup.

Aquinas College, Tauranga: Max van der Zalm was selected to compete in sailing in China. Loretta Knights represented NZ at the Oceania Games (Air Pistol).

Sacred Heart Girls’ College, New Plymouth: Hannah O’Connor was selected by the NZ Olympic Committee to run at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas.  Jorja Simpson and Tayla Simpson were in the NZ team competing in the Australian Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships, gaining a number of wins.  Niamh Quinn competed in the NZ Roller Skating team in the Skating Oceania Championships, finishing 6th overall.  Sasha Reid competed for NZ at the 2017 State Swimming Teams Championships in Australia.

Francis Douglas Memorial College, New Plymouth: Sam Street represented NZ at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Sanya, China.

Our Lady of the Rosary School, Lower Hutt: Calistus Pietersz, aged 11, was selected for the NZ U15 Cricket team that toured India in January.

Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt: Bridie Burns played in the NZ U17 Mixed Indoor Netball team that won the World Indoor Netball Championships (Tri Nations).  Pallas Potter, the Junior White Sox Captain, is to represent NZ in the White Socks Softball team.

St Bernard’s College, Lower Hutt: Dallas McEwan was selected in the NZ Māori U16 Test team to play Tonga.

Catholic Cathedral College, Christchurch: Annemarie Lipp represented NZ at the Oceania Track Championships, winning two Silver Medals.

Villa Maria College, Christchurch: Holly Rahurahu was in the NZ Swim team that competed at the Australian State Age Championships.  Britney Greene competed at the Oceania Track Championships as part of the NZ U19 team.  Navajo Prentice was in the NZ Secondary Schools’ Athletics Association Cross Country team that competed at the Australian Championships.  Julia Burnham was selected in the NZ Children’s Athletics team to compete at the All Schools Games in Adelaide.

Other achievements in our schools:

Baradene College, Auckland:  Coco Lennon was accepted into the NZ School of Dance, and will train while simultaneously undertaking distance study for her Level 2 NCEA.  Emily Carr and Zosia Helihy-O’Brien were selected for the National Youth Orchestra.  Gillian Mascarenhas and Robertanna Moa were selected for the NZ Youth Brass Ensemble.

St Peter’s College, Auckland: Daniel Neville won the top prize, the Ambassador’s Trophy, in the NZ National Chinese essay competition. Joel Dempsey won first prize in the junior section.

St Mary’s College, Auckland: Sophia Davis placed 2nd in the Scenario Performance section of the Future Problem Solving National Finals, and will now compete in the International Finals in Wisconsin.

Francis Douglas Memorial College, New Plymouth: Thomas Hadley has been selected to be part of the NZ Young Shakespeare Company, which will perform at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. Jakob Erb, Gregor Forrest, Quin Scoullar and Sam Street investigated the reduction of little blue penguin mortality and will now compete in the World Championships in Community Problem Solving, in Wisconsin.

Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt: Tuimaleali’ifano Fiso placed 1st in the Senior English section of the secondary school national Ngā Manu Korero speech competition She won the Te Manu Korohi Te Ata Po trophy.

Garin College, Nelson: the college team won the NZ AquaBots Competition and will go to the USA to compete in an international competition.

Villa Maria College, Christchurch: Caitlyn Penney’s story, The Smell of Seaweed, was accepted for publication in Re-Draft, a journal of New Zealand Secondary Students’ writing. At the Big Sing National Finale Con Brio was awarded a Silver award and the Youth Ambassadors’ Trophy.

Holy Family School, Wanaka: Grace Heath had her writing selected for publication in Toitoi – a Journal for Young Writers and Artists.

St Joseph’s Cathedral School, Dunedin: Lucy Burke came first equal in a National Poetry Competition about stopping bullying.